Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tool Rack for Screwdrivers & Pliers
The frequent tools I use at home are a set screwdrivers both cross and flat tip, pliers and metal files. I have several tool boxes and bags where I used to keep them, but always had trouble finding them. Among the scrap I had was a 1-inch x 2-inch x 10-inch softwood. After smoothing out the wood, I drilled 1/4 inch diameter holes at 1 inch intervals in the middle of the 2 inch surface of the wood on its on its length . The holes in the middle were enlarged to accommodate one handle of mechanical pliers and a metal file. To set the rack on the wall, I formed an aluminum flatbar to make two pieces of 1/8-inch x 1-inch x 3-inch aluminum angle bars bent 90 degrees on the one-inch mark. I drilled 1/8 inch holes through the wide side and used wood screw to affix them on the softwood and wall. Presto! I now have a tool rack very convenient to find the tools I use often.